Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today we’re reviewing the first volume from K-On! College. As you might have heard before, K-On means light music and follows four girls – Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi on their funny little day to day interactions in the light music club. The first series was just originally called K-On! and talks about how the girls met, how they formed the club and all their adventures in high school.
Since the original manga series spans four short volumes, I was pretty disappointed when it finished. If you understand Japanese, you can find the additional anthology books available in the original language but none of them have been translated to English over here! I grabbed the Chinese translated version of K-On High School while I was on vacation but it was part of the package of goods I mailed from Hong Kong along with my Chinese translated volumes of Sword Art Online are still not here yet! >.<” Never mail things by ship guys, it takes super crazy long! (I had to mail a lot of the stuff I bought from Hong Kong because of the pesky luggage weight rules)
Anyway, a lot of the stuff that happens in the first volume is your typical adjusting into college lifestyle themed stories. I didn’t find anything particularly interesting or exciting but I was glad to watch the characters interact with the quirky habits and moe personalities. There is also a new band instroduced called OnlyGirlz. The members are Sachi Hayashi, the shy and height-conscious bass player (very similar to Mio), Akira Wada, the tsundere guitarist, and Ayame Yoshida, the cute and perky drummer.
I have to say that although I like seeing the continuation of the K-On story, I miss the fact that the light music club was only made up of the four girls. The comedy isn’t as good as the first series but if you’re a K-On fan it’s worth checking out. As always, Kakifly’s art is crisp, clean and really cute.I’ve missed Yui’s clumsiness and Mio x Ritsu interactions ^^
It’s a light-hearted slice-of-life moe comedy that’s great for relaxing after a long day of work or school. If you liked Lucky Star or Aqua and Aria or you’re just looking for a laidback manga to read, definitely pick up a copy of K-On College!
I hope you guys enjoyed this review. Thank you so much for reading! There is a slight delay in the subtitled versions of Free! Episode 5 but as soon as I download that, a review will be up ASAP! Also, stay tuned for some K-On photography coming in a bit! I will talk to you all very soon. Take care!
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